A lot has changed on the software side since our last update. Using OpenCV libraries and C++, we are now able to identify an object and track it within our field of view.

Using a camera, the AUV captures an image and converts it to a threshold image. We can then instruct the AUV to filter out certain colors and shapes. Once an object is identified, our AUV will find the coordinates of where it is and will move towards it.

This can be used for many aspects of the RoboSub competition, including the first task of the qualifier, which …

May 18th, 2016

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It’s been quite a while since our last mechanical update… and because of that quite a bit has changed. The core design has stayed the same, with the same eight thruster layout, the same acrylic hull, and the same aluminum frame and end caps.

All our parts have been machined and assembled. Fortunately, everything fit together and we had no major problems. We completed some initial waterproofing tests by pulling a vacuum, and everything was watertight.┬áThis coming Monday we will be doing some more thorough waterproofing and buoyancy testing, with the goal of having the robot ready to …

May 18th, 2016

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